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Foghorn Stringband takes stage Saturday at Grange

The Foghorn Stringband will perform in Tualatin for the Second Saturday Community Concerts off the Commons with Caleb Klauder, Stephen “Sammy” Lind, Reeb Willms and Nandine Landry.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. at the Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Performing live, these multi-instrumentalists gather around a single microphone in the middle of the stage. They play the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s.

Foghorn Stringband has been at the vanguard of a revival in American old-time music for more than a decade. The band has traveled the globe, been signed to a major label and inspired a new generation of old-time musicians, all without compromising its love of traditional American music. Its unique sound comes from the fiery, intertwining melodies of Lind’s fiddle and Klauder’s mandolin, supported by the solid rhythm foundation of Willms’ guitar and Landry’s bass. And when it comes to vocals, they deliver — four powerful voices resulting in countless combinations of harmonies.

A typical Foghorn set is based around rare old-time songs, but a vast knowledge of early country music and recent explorations in Cajun song traditions have molded a powerful new sound.

On its critically acclaimed CD, “Sud de la Louisiane,” released earlier this year, Foghorn draws from the same repertoire that has always inspired the band’s work — the tunes and songs of the American South, from the hollers of Appalachia to the early days of country music. Together, they blend voices, repertoire and instruments to create a diverse performance true to the roots of American music, throwing some Cajun songs and Klauder’s vintage sounding originals in the mix.

Tickets to the Tualatin show are $16 for students and $20 in advance or $21 for students or $25 at the door. Tickets are available online through IrishPDX.com or brownpapertickets.com. Cash or checks will only be accepted to purchase tickets at the door.



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